Since 1997, CIMT has been honored to include the highly respected International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapy (IANMT) certification series in our curriculum. CIMT is proud to have been the pioneer in the field of massage therapy, and for 13 years has been one of only twelve schools in the United States to include this certification.
Neuromuscular therapy is a thorough system which promotes recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes. This system utilizes specific massage therapy, flexibility stretching, and home self care to elimiate the causes of most neuromuscular pain in the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. NMT enhances the function of the joints, muscles and biomechanics (movement), as well as releasing endorphins, the body's own natural pain killers. It can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan complimenting all other health care modalities.
NMT certification focuses on anatomy and physiology, as well as functions and dysfunctions of muscles and joints. Protocols for treatment of common pain syndromes combined with thorough anatomy knowledge are the basis for a successful NMT practice.
The IANMT's Founder and Director, Judith DeLany, LMT, is a published author of articles on pain management and contributed to Dr. Leon Chaitow's book "Modern Neuromuscular Techniques". Judith is the author of "Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques". She is also an associate editor for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, a publication through Churchill Livingstone Publishers.
Ms. DeLany has been a featured speaker for numerous state AMTA meetings, national AMTA conferences and numerous conventions. Her primary focus is the advancement of education in all health care professions to include soft tissue care and the myofascial treatment of chronic pain syndromes.
Reference: Neuromuscular Therapy, Care of Soft Tissue Pain and Dysfunction, Judith DeLany, LMT, 1994.